I hope everyone is having a good week. The super awesome The Non-Alcoholic Student has nominated me for the sunshine award!
When I first started blogging I never predicted I would receive one of these. I saw them on a lot of blogs and just read them in awe thinking of how awesome the humans behind the blogs must be.
I’m very grateful to The Non-Alcoholic Student and for this blogging community. Everyone is just so damn positive and supportive, so you guys rock!
So, here are my answers to the questions that were asked. I hope we get to learn more about each other.
What do you like most about blogging?
Long before I began blogging, it was something I thought about for a long time, but never got the courage to do it. I like that blogging is something that I can do for myself, it’s ‘me time’ and I have total control over what I write and when I write. Its a way for me to express myself and to help relieve stress. In summary, it just make me happy.
If you got 1,000,000 followers tomorrow, how would you celebrate?
Ooohhh I don’t know! I would look twice, be very confused about how this happened in the space of one night and then write a post simultaneously thanking the community and expressing my confusion.
How do you wind down after a busy day? (I genuinely need tips on this one as I actually cannot do this!)
So, I come home from work and the first thing I do is get changed into comfy clothes and remove my makeup. This is the perfect prep for my mental cool down of the day. Next, I usually start on dinner while watching some YouTube videos. Once I’ve cooked dinner, I go eat it while watching something on Netflix!!! Comfy clothes + food + Netflix = winding down!
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat?
Instagram! I’m called miss.cairou
Happiest moment in life thus far?
I’m really bad at these questions because my brain goes into mental overload where I feel that have an internal overflow of electrical signals in my brain, leading to a cerebral shut down.
Instead, (so that I don’t need to reboot myself) I’m going to list a few things that come to mind when I think of ‘happy memories.
- Picking out my first pet (a black and white kitten).
- Getting into my first choice university.
- Graduating from university (happy to escape).
- Winning UK national grand champions for competitive cheerleading.
- Meeting my other half.
- Travelling to Japan. A dream of mine since childhood.
- Getting engaged and moving in together.
- My other half getting the specialty job he wanted.
- Getting married.
That pretty much sums up the happiest moments in my life *so far*.
Phew, now I can feel my brain calming down a little and not overloading with memories :).
Most embarrassing moment thus far?
Oh boy, I’ve had a few. I could write multiple posts on the embarrassing moments in my life.
But I will pick this one.
Year 6. It was raining, myself and a few of my classmates were sitting in our classroom before school started.
I let out fart so loud that all the students looked around in confusion.
‘Oops’ I said. My friend Nono (not her real name) said ‘OMG, I thought that was a duck’.
The other students agreed.
So, I let out a fartthat sounded like a duck. I would have gotten away with it too, if only I hadn’t said ‘oops’.
Ooohhh I might write a more detailed blog post on embarrassing stories on the future…. So many, so many.
What’s your favourite quote?
No One Here Gets Out Alive.” Jim Morrison
I can’t remember the context of the original quote, but I like to apply it to ‘life’.
Keeping in mind that I will die one day reminds me to not take life too seriously. Whenever I feel anxious or stressed out by…life…I remind myself that I will die, and hence, f**k it. I choose to be happy, I choose to not take everything so seriously.
What’s one book you think everyone must read?
The rainbow fish! I loved this book when I was child. And the pictures were so pretty! I still have the rainbow fish books somewhere in my parents house. I plan to read these to my children one day.
If you could have three people round for dinner, real or fictional, who would they be and why?
Grandad (Agong), Grandad and Grandma.
They have already passed, but I would like to learn more about their lives.
Agong, he was a very quiet person and never really spoke about his life. Occasionally, he would mention things if it was on TV or if he was reminded of his early life. My mum told me that when she was young, a documentary came on the TV that told stories of a war over an island territory. My Agong said ‘I was there, the bombs rained down’ . I would like to hear more about his experiences. I’d like to hear more about his 7 brothers and 1 sister, what was it like having so many siblings? I’d like to hear more about his Mother who died young. I want to hear about his childhood on the farm. What did it feel like moving from the mountains to the big city? What is your favourite food?
Grandad and Grandma. I know your parents didn’t agree with your relationship. Is that why you moved countries? I know that it took 6 weeks to move from the UK to New Zealand, what was that boat voyage like? What people did meet on the boat? Anyone interesting? I know very little about your childhoods, please tell me. Where did you go to school? Did you have any pets? What was New Zealand like in the 1950s, were they welcoming of the new British immigrants?
What is your biggest dream in life?
Hmmm I’m not sure actually! I have multiple dreams that are constantly changing and evolving. To me, goals and dreams are synonymous. My dreams are very ordinary and mundane, but they are still mine.
Here they are!
- I recently got married, so my first dream is to go on honeymoon. We haven’t decided where yet, but we are leaning towards Seoul!
- To have children, I love reading and watching videos of women having their first child.
- Own a house.
- Work for myself – freelance.
How are you going to achieve it? (There’s no point in having a dream if you don’t have a plan!)
Honeymoon dream. After my husband’s exam we will plan our honeymoon fully. But we are thinking about visiting South Korea.
Having children – provided I’m not barren and he doesn’t shoot blanks, this should be a dream we can achieve!
Own a house. For our generation the dream of owning your own home seems out of reach. But we put away money each month, so hopefully one day we can afford one!
Work for myself. From what I’ve gathered in the industry I work in, it’s best to get as much experience as possible. This makes it much easier to freelance on the field. I’m also keeping my eyes open to any freelance opportunities for additional income! (*cries* I’m so poor. ) If I want my dream house, this is what I will have to do!
1. Thank blogger(s) who nominated you for the blog post and link back to their blog.
2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.
Here are the amazing people I nominate.
And here are my questions
1. Are you a shower singer? If so, what do you sing?
2. What did you want to be when you were a kid?
3. Do you have any desire to move to another country? If so, where?
4. What superpower would choose?
5. Imagine time travel is real, how do you imagine it to be?
6. Favourite beverage?
7. Do you have a favourite word? Why?
8. If you had the opportunity to turn back time on your life, would you change anything?
9. What are your favourite food dishes?
10. What did you want to be when you were a kid?
11. Favourite movie genre?
I hope to read your answers and learn a little bit more about you!